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SMT Electronic Fuses provide AC line overcurrent protection.

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September 24, 2012 - Intended for LED lighting applications, AirMatrix® 2410 comes in EIA 2410 package that enables flexible board placement and is compatible with pick-and-place technology. Lead-free, halogen-free, and RoHS complaint fuses operate from -55 to +125°C and comply with such safety standards as UL, PSE, TUV, and CQC. Also suitable for other common AC and DC applications, products are offered with 0.5–2 A (250 Vac/125 Vdc), 2.5–10 A (125 Vac/125Vdc), and 12–20 A (65 Vac/65 Vdc) ratings.

AEM, Inc.

11525 Sorrento Valley Rd., San Diego, CA, 92121, USA

Original Press Release

AEM Intros SMD Electronic Fuse Family for LED Lighting Overcurrent Protection

Press release date: September 17, 2012

New AirMatrix® SMD Fuses Deliver AC Line Overcurrent Protection for LED Lighting Using the Industry's Smallest Fuse Body with 250VAC Rating

SAN DIEGO -- AEM Components(TM) today introduced its new AirMatrix® 2410 family of surface mount electronic fuses that provide AC line overcurrent protection for LED lighting applications. AirMatrix is provided in an EIA 2410 compact package. LED light bulb assemblies have limited board space making the AirMatrix package size ideal for this and other space constrained applications. The AirMatrix 2410 package enables flexible board placement and is compatible with standard pick-and-place technology. This also reduces assembly cost and saves board space.

AEM's AirMatrix 2410 is the industry's smallest fuse body with 250VAC rating. AirMatrix has an operating temperature range of -55 degrees Celsius to 125 degrees Celsius. The series complies with multiple safety standards including UL, PSE, TUV and CQC.

The AirMatrix surface mount devices (SMD) are lead-free, halogen-free and RoHS complaint. AirMatrix electronic fuses are offered in a wide range of current ratings for various applications: 0.5A - 2A (250VAC/125VDC), 2.5A - 10A (125VAC/125VDC) and 12A - 20A (65VAC/65VDC).  They are also suitable for other common AC and DC applications. They include LCD TVs; telecommunications and networking equipment; battery packs; server and storage systems; power adapters; backlight drivers; industrial and medical equipment; and more.

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for AirMatrix fuses start at $0.26 for quantities of 2,000. The AirMatrix data sheet is available online. An application note is available here. Interested parties can also contact a local AEM distributor near their area.

About AEM Components
With more than 20 years' industry experience, AEM Components (USA), Inc. is a leading provider of circuit protection components. AEM's surface mount fuses, ESD suppressors, and multilayer varistors (MLV) are deployed globally for circuit protection and ESD protection. AEM's AirMatrix® surface mount device (SMD) fuses are capable of sustaining high interrupting ratings for overcurrent protection. The company's SolidMatrix® SMD fuses provide secondary circuit protection in DC power applications. AEM's GcDiode® ESD suppressors provide reliable ESD protection for high speed data ports. AEM's MLVs are available for low energy ESD protection or high energy voltage surge protection. The company also offers chip inductors and beads for electromagnetic (EMI) signal filtering. AEM maintains research and development centers, manufacturing facilities and sales offices in the USA and throughout Asia. More information is available at www.aemcomponents.com.

CONTACT: COMPANY - Kenneth Toomey, AEM Components (USA), Inc., +1-858-750-6100, marketing@aemcomponents.com, www.aemcomponents.com; MEDIA - Rafael Larin, Emissary Communications, +1-818-541-9595, rafael@emissarypr.com, www.emissarypr.com

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